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Changes To Fiamm FLB, SLA & FIT Batteries 2016

Sunday, 22nd May 2016 UPS Batteries

From April 2016 through to May 2016 Fiamm have been in the process refreshing the FLB, FIT and SLA series of VRLA standby batteries, which has included a change in box colour, product codes and updating the battery label. The following offers a description of the changes for each type.

Battery boxes for this type have now changed from solid grey box and lid to a dark blue box and grey lid. In physical size, terminal type, build standard and operational terms the battery is equivalent and completely compatible with previous models. To identify the new models the suffix of ‘P’ has now been included into the product code, for example the ‘12FLB350’ has now been rebranded as the ‘12FLB350P’.

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History Of The VRLA Battery.

Thursday, 26th November 2015 UPS Batteries

The history of the VRLA battery goes back to the early 1930’s. However, the term VRLA was not introduced until the 1980’s. Originally they were known as “sealed” batteries but following a number of serious incidents the more appropriate term of Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery took over.

Today we have two distinct types of VRLA batteries; those with gelled electrolyte (GEL) and those with absorbent glass mat (AGM) separators, which hold most of the acid.

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Four Damaging Risks of Losing Data Centre Power

Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 UPS Batteries

Retaining information, content and data is hugely important for the success of any business, regardless of its size.

With this in mind, consider a scenario whereby your company was no longer able to gain access to this critical information. Whilst the primary job of a data centre is to house this type of content, the effects of losing power can be extremely detrimental to your business.

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What is a UPS?

Friday, 15th August 2014 UPS Batteries

Power protection is essential for modern business, this can be achieved by installing a UPS to ensure building facilities and IT equipment remain online during mains power failure. But what is a UPS and how does it work?

UPS is an abbreviation of ‘uninterruptible power supply’ and is exactly that, a device that provides uninterrupted power in the event of mains failure. Equipment such as computers, servers and a range of IT infrastructure apparatus can be affected by power quality and failure, if a server is not properly shut down without warning then this can result in the loss of valuable data. If a business operates tills or similar equipment then a mains power fault without a UPS in place will result in an immediate shutdown of equipment needed to complete transactions and provide essential customer support.

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Uninterruptible Power Supplies: Keeping Power Protected

Thursday, 7th August 2014 UPS Batteries

Many businesses up and down the country rely on a variety of IT equipment in their offices - such as servers and telecoms equipment. These centres are hugely important as they house and operate the information, communication technology or 'ICT' infrastructure that supports their company.

Depending on the size of your business, you might have an IT infrastructure that contains a cage of equipment, or on a larger scale, a whole room dedicated to multiple cabinets such as a data centre. These centres, servers and devices store important company data and content.

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